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Re: How about a good things we've discovered while being at home thread?
« Reply #100 on: April 15, 2020, 01:34:17 PM »
I learned that I disrespected many people like truckers and grocery store shelf stockers and laundry workers in hospitals and the clerks in convenience stores and that I was an asshole for doing that.
I learned that being nice and kind is far more important than I ever considered.
I learned that I’m not as nice as I can be.
I hope to learn that I can change that.

It takes a good person to admit this and want to change. Go for it.

I grew up in better than average circumstances with many friends who were disrespectful of folks with lower incomes because they had only known better off people.  I could have easily turned out that way.  But my parents grew up in the Great Depression and were always respectful of people who did an honest job and pulled their weight, no matter how humble the job.  I worked a retail job in high school and college and saw how some people were rude to clerks, apparently just for their own amusement.  I had family members who weren't in good circumstances, but I knew they were good people and hard workers.  And I knew my family history. For example, my great-great-grandmother immigrated from Norway to Chicago as a young woman and supported herself as a hotel housekeeper because the job didn't require great skills or knowledge of English.  I feel that if I were disrespectful to immigrant housekeepers today, it would be like disrespecting my own ancestors.

My built-in prejudice goes the other way.  I don't mind people with inherited wealth, but people who inherited wealth and think this means that they are smarter or better than those who didn't inherit wealth rub me the wrong way.
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Re: How about a good things we've discovered while being at home thread?
« Reply #101 on: April 15, 2020, 06:08:59 PM »
I learned that I disrespected many people like truckers and grocery store shelf stockers and laundry workers in hospitals and the clerks in convenience stores and that I was an asshole for doing that.
I learned that being nice and kind is far more important than I ever considered.
I learned that I’m not as nice as I can be.
I hope to learn that I can change that.

It takes a good person to admit this and want to change. Go for it.

I grew up in better than average circumstances with many friends who were disrespectful of folks with lower incomes because they had only known better off people.  I could have easily turned out that way.  But my parents grew up in the Great Depression and were always respectful of people who did an honest job and pulled their weight, no matter how humble the job.  I worked a retail job in high school and college and saw how some people were rude to clerks, apparently just for their own amusement.  I had family members who weren't in good circumstances, but I knew they were good people and hard workers.  And I knew my family history. For example, my great-great-grandmother immigrated from Norway to Chicago as a young woman and supported herself as a hotel housekeeper because the job didn't require great skills or knowledge of English.  I feel that if I were disrespectful to immigrant housekeepers today, it would be like disrespecting my own ancestors.

My built-in prejudice goes the other way.  People who inherited wealth and think this means that they are smarter or better than those who didn't inherit wealth rub me the wrong way.
Most of us were dicks as kids.  :pokestick:
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Re: How about a good things we've discovered while being at home thread?
« Reply #102 on: April 15, 2020, 09:58:50 PM »
My dear wife and I are actually getting along quite well in this thing.  The kids cause stress, but we are good.  That makes me happy.
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« Reply #103 on: April 16, 2020, 07:58:18 AM »
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« Reply #104 on: April 16, 2020, 08:44:10 AM »
My dear wife and I are actually getting along quite well in this thing.

Ditto that. It helps that we share a brain. I can't imagine how some of the.... ahem... strained relationships I'm aware of are making out during all this.
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« Reply #105 on: April 16, 2020, 09:52:00 AM »
My dear wife and I are actually getting along quite well in this thing.

Ditto that. It helps that we share a brain.

And she is your better half.     



I couldn’t hold back on that, Chris.   Be thankful for what you got. 
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« Reply #106 on: April 16, 2020, 10:34:26 AM »
My dear wife and I are actually getting along quite well in this thing.

Ditto that. It helps that we share a brain.

And she is your better half.     



I couldn’t hold back on that, Chris.   Be thankful for what you got.

Oh. Oh, I know. Believe that.
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Re: How about a good things we've discovered while being at home thread?
« Reply #107 on: April 16, 2020, 10:46:12 AM »
My dear wife and I are actually getting along quite well in this thing.

Ditto that. It helps that we share a brain.

And she is your better half.     



I couldn’t hold back on that, Chris.   Be thankful for what you got.

Oh. Oh, I know. Believe that.

I actually broke up with my gal Monday morning.  For this reason, I'm not riding the whole length of CA 96 right now to Shelter in Her Place for the weekend.  I'm missing the gal a little.  I'm missing the ride a lot.
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Re: How about a good things we've discovered while being at home thread?
« Reply #108 on: April 16, 2020, 02:20:41 PM »
I learned that I disrespected many people like truckers and grocery store shelf stockers and laundry workers in hospitals and the clerks in convenience stores and that I was an asshole for doing that.
I learned that being nice and kind is far more important than I ever considered.
I learned that I’m not as nice as I can be.
I hope to learn that I can change that.

It takes a good person to admit this and want to change. Go for it.

I grew up in better than average circumstances with many friends who were disrespectful of folks with lower incomes because they had only known better off people.  I could have easily turned out that way.  But my parents grew up in the Great Depression and were always respectful of people who did an honest job and pulled their weight, no matter how humble the job.  I worked a retail job in high school and college and saw how some people were rude to clerks, apparently just for their own amusement.  I had family members who weren't in good circumstances, but I knew they were good people and hard workers.  And I knew my family history. For example, my great-great-grandmother immigrated from Norway to Chicago as a young woman and supported herself as a hotel housekeeper because the job didn't require great skills or knowledge of English.  I feel that if I were disrespectful to immigrant housekeepers today, it would be like disrespecting my own ancestors.

My built-in prejudice goes the other way.  People who inherited wealth and think this means that they are smarter or better than those who didn't inherit wealth rub me the wrong way.
Most of us were dicks as kids.  :pokestick:
Some people just never grow up.

Also, my parents probably had more influence over me as a child than most parents did because I was an only child.  A lot of my friends seemingly were more influenced by other kids more that by their own parents.
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Re: How about a good things we've discovered while being at home thread?
« Reply #109 on: April 16, 2020, 03:40:01 PM »
I've discovered that I have an insatiable urge to bake something every few days...and CB doesn't seem to have a problem with that!  :lol:  Today it will be Hershey's Best-Ever Chocolate Cake with Seven-Minute Frosting. Pics on social later...and I'll come back and drop one or two here.

ETA: The GDMF cake didn't come out of the pan properly, so there will be NO PICS!  :mad:
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« Reply #110 on: April 16, 2020, 04:20:51 PM »
Hershey's Best-Ever Chocolate Cake with Seven-Minute Frosting
That CB is a Fortunate Son.
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« Reply #111 on: April 16, 2020, 05:05:03 PM »

Today it will be Hershey's Best-Ever Chocolate Cake with Seven-Minute Frosting.

ETA: The GDMF cake didn't come out of the pan properly, so...  :mad:

Will ride to help with cleanup.    :wave:
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« Reply #112 on: April 16, 2020, 05:32:34 PM »

Today it will be Hershey's Best-Ever Chocolate Cake with Seven-Minute Frosting.

ETA: The GDMF cake didn't come out of the pan properly, so...  :mad:

Will ride to help with cleanup.    :wave:
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Re: How about a good things we've discovered while being at home thread?
« Reply #113 on: April 16, 2020, 05:58:45 PM »

Today it will be Hershey's Best-Ever Chocolate Cake with Seven-Minute Frosting.

ETA: The GDMF cake didn't come out of the pan properly, so...  :mad:

Will ride to help with cleanup.    :wave:

Frank, I'd gladly turn this into a trifle and put on a pot of coffee for all locals and quasi-locals to swing by for a treat!!! I MISS PEOPLE!!! Instead, I'm going to use the frosting as spackle and see if I can't make something that resembles a complete cake after all.
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Re: How about a good things we've discovered while being at home thread?
« Reply #114 on: April 16, 2020, 06:14:21 PM »
I'm going to mount an all out search of the garage to see once and for all if 10mm sockets simply "get lost" somewhere or if they actually disappear?
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« Reply #115 on: April 16, 2020, 06:47:07 PM »
Miss you folks too.  And I'd love an xcuse to take a run on Marengo road for old times sake.
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« Reply #116 on: April 16, 2020, 07:05:06 PM »
Oh, heck...here it is.
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« Reply #117 on: April 16, 2020, 09:07:17 PM »
I bet my stomach wouldn't even care.  ;)
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« Reply #118 on: April 16, 2020, 09:57:27 PM »
I've been home since 2012 (when I retired). This isn't much different other than there are more people in their homes mid-day so my internet can slow down.

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« Reply #119 on: April 16, 2020, 10:07:10 PM »
If Frank Gehry was a baker.
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« Reply #120 on: April 17, 2020, 09:02:56 AM »
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« Reply #121 on: April 17, 2020, 09:42:33 AM »
the garage is considerably cleaner than it was 2 weeks ago.
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« Reply #122 on: April 17, 2020, 10:36:49 AM »
the garage is considerably cleaner than it was 2 weeks ago.

Do mine next!!!

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« Reply #123 on: April 17, 2020, 10:37:37 AM »
the garage is considerably cleaner than it was 2 weeks ago.

Ditto that. It's still too crowded because the basement is a train wreck and some of what's in the garage needs to go to the basement. But I can get to everything, and there's room for bike maintenance.
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« Reply #124 on: April 17, 2020, 01:15:53 PM »
the garage is considerably cleaner than it was 2 weeks ago.

Do mine next!!!

Tomorrow's supposed to get to 60F here.  I'm tempted to clean out my garage and try fitting in a little vehicle cleaning and maintenance as well.
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Re: How about a good things we've discovered while being at home thread?
« Reply #127 on: April 20, 2020, 01:57:08 PM »
I haven't been home. Why? Because when the coronavirus contacts a tree it leaves.

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« Reply #128 on: April 21, 2020, 08:24:51 AM »
Getting by.  Oddly enough, I'm exercising MORE and drinking LESS.  I mean I like the beverages, and during the school year I generally don't imbibe during the week, but my consumption is down.

This thing might be good for me.
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« Reply #129 on: April 21, 2020, 08:45:49 AM »
The current social distancing guidelines are about the same as my own "personal space".

I wanted to go for a bicycle ride today because there weather is holding. After spending 10 minutes at the grocery store, followed by 45 minutes of decontaminating me and the stuff, I lost that motivation.

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« Reply #130 on: April 21, 2020, 08:49:52 AM »
I've discovered that it rains here. A LOT. State College actually has more rainy days than Seattle. I mean, I knew this. CB has said it for years.

But I've found that I don't mind it as much while working from home. I'm somewhere safe and comfortable. I'm in comfy clothes. I'm warm. I can go brew another hot tea whenever I want. I don't have to scurry to the car to drive to work in the rain. I don't have to dash from building to building for meetings in the rain. I don't have to scurry back to the car at the end of the day to drive home in the rain. I can just sit here and watch it rain, listen to it, and just be like, "meh!"
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« Reply #131 on: April 21, 2020, 09:38:19 AM »
The current social distancing guidelines are about the same as my own "personal space".

I wanted to go for a bicycle ride today because there weather is holding. After spending 10 minutes at the grocery store, followed by 45 minutes of decontaminating me and the stuff, I lost that motivation.

Funny how that works, isn't it? It's a mind suck, big time. Beyond work and keeping safe and comfortable, I pretty much have zero motivation for anything.
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« Reply #132 on: April 21, 2020, 09:39:10 AM »
Strangely the number of robo/ scammer calls has dropped to almost nothing this month. Strange but welcome.
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« Reply #133 on: April 21, 2020, 09:42:59 AM »
The current social distancing guidelines are about the same as my own "personal space".

I wanted to go for a bicycle ride today because there weather is holding. After spending 10 minutes at the grocery store, followed by 45 minutes of decontaminating me and the stuff, I lost that motivation.
Yeah our grocery trips had an ending that looks like a decontamination from Chernobyl. We have to go grocery shopping today .UGH
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« Reply #134 on: April 21, 2020, 09:57:56 AM »
The current social distancing guidelines are about the same as my own "personal space".

I wanted to go for a bicycle ride today because there weather is holding. After spending 10 minutes at the grocery store, followed by 45 minutes of decontaminating me and the stuff, I lost that motivation.

Funny how that works, isn't it? It's a mind suck, big time. Beyond work and keeping safe and comfortable, I pretty much have zero motivation for anything.

Have you considered medication for anxiety and depression? You could consult with your doctor via the Internet and not even have to remove your jammies.

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« Reply #135 on: April 21, 2020, 09:59:17 AM »
Getting by.  Oddly enough, I'm exercising MORE and drinking LESS.  I mean I like the beverages, and during the school year I generally don't imbibe during the week, but my consumption is down.

This thing might be good for me.

it's going this way for me too.. plus getting a lot more done around the house. as a bonus I've lost 10 pounds, I'm sure I'll find them again, but....
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« Reply #136 on: April 21, 2020, 10:00:21 AM »
Getting by.  Oddly enough, I'm exercising MORE and drinking LESS.  I mean I like the beverages, and during the school year I generally don't imbibe during the week, but my consumption is down.

This thing might be good for me.

it's going this way for me too.. plus getting a lot more done around the house. as a bonus I've lost 10 pounds, I'm sure I'll find them again, but....
I have those ten and ten more right over here.
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Re: How about a good things we've discovered while being at home thread?
« Reply #137 on: April 21, 2020, 02:30:21 PM »
Getting by.  Oddly enough, I'm exercising MORE and drinking LESS.  I mean I like the beverages, and during the school year I generally don't imbibe during the week, but my consumption is down.

This thing might be good for me.

it's going this way for me too.. plus getting a lot more done around the house. as a bonus I've lost 10 pounds, I'm sure I'll find them again, but....

Ha!  Same boat- down 10 right now as well.
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Re: How about a good things we've discovered while being at home thread?
« Reply #139 on: April 21, 2020, 06:23:30 PM »
I've made a fairly good makeshift gym in my garage. I even have a rough power rack. It works.

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Re: How about a good things we've discovered while being at home thread?
« Reply #140 on: April 21, 2020, 06:26:19 PM »
I can't really say since I've been going to work every day. Fortunate I guess, since we're living in my wifes daughters guest room while our house is being built. That said we all get along well, the grandkids are a hoot and we live on 5 acres so they have room to run.

My wife is even more perfect than I thought, which is saying a lot.. Christ knows what she see's in my dumb ass but I thank my lucky stars everyday for what I have
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Re: How about a good things we've discovered while being at home thread?
« Reply #141 on: April 21, 2020, 06:27:31 PM »
I still know how to arc weld
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Re: How about a good things we've discovered while being at home thread?
« Reply #142 on: April 21, 2020, 06:28:06 PM »
Im down 11 pounds,getting 5 good workouts a week in.
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Re: How about a good things we've discovered while being at home thread?
« Reply #143 on: April 21, 2020, 06:46:55 PM »
My wife is even more perfect than I thought, which is saying a lot.. Christ knows what she see's in my dumb ass but I thank my lucky stars everyday for what I have

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Re: How about a good things we've discovered while being at home thread?
« Reply #144 on: April 22, 2020, 07:00:20 AM »
My boy overcame some issues.  He needed a haircut REALLY bad.  My wife does a decent job- she cut mine for years (though not recently), and she just gave me a good cut.  It's with the buzzer, and it's good.

Well the kid freaks out about itchy hair when it gets cut, and he was going crazy during the cut.  Wiggling all over, hollering, etc.

He looks like he got an inmate cut in prison from a meth-addled roomy.  Crooked, lumps, tufts sticking out- not lying, it's so bad it's funny.

Once he got over himself and realized he's not gonna see anyone anyway for quite some time, he started joking about it.  He calls himself "the inmate".  That's a good thing for him to learn, and it's good to see.
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Re: How about a good things we've discovered while being at home thread?
« Reply #145 on: April 22, 2020, 07:53:42 AM »
Growing up, I HATED the home buzz cut that I got on a regular basis every summer. With a passion. A white hot burning passion. I looked like a drumstick or a bottle brush.

Here it is 40 years later, and when I can't get my favorite busty barber to give me a super high and tight flattop (sides down to the bone please), the next best thing is my favorite busty wife to buzz me down to little or nothing (AKA: Tuned for Speed)

Perspective changes.
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Edit: Clay, give him a mirror and clippers with no guard. Some additional perspective on 'harder than it looks'.   :crazy:
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« Reply #146 on: April 22, 2020, 07:59:40 AM »
You've got more than one busty wife?

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Re: How about a good things we've discovered while being at home thread?
« Reply #147 on: April 22, 2020, 09:40:11 AM »
^ The more norks, the better. Maybe LT is one of them Mormons.
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« Reply #148 on: April 22, 2020, 09:40:47 AM »
Norks!!!!
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Re: How about a good things we've discovered while being at home thread?
« Reply #149 on: April 22, 2020, 11:11:47 AM »
Have you considered medication for anxiety and depression? You could consult with your doctor via the Internet and not even have to remove your jammies.

I did my first virtual Dr visit today. This is another thing that should remain going forward. No need to wait 45 minutes past an appointment time.

I was trying to take advantage of the asymptomatic testing opening up for those in 1 or more high risk groups. Turns out that's not in our county yet. But I did get a "wellness" check. I was courteous enough to wash my face beforehand.